When disgraced reporter Adachi Tsuguru travels to the famed Aokigahara Forest, he stumbles on a young woman just as she is preparing to end her life. After initially rebuffing his clumsy attempts at changing her mind, she offers him a strange proposal: she will delay her suicide if he agrees to stay with her in the forest for the next seven days.
With no way to reach help, he agrees. Hoping it will help him find a way to change her mind, he offers to record her life story, but the more he learns about her, the more of himself he's forced to reveal...
At Week's End is a coming-of-age women's fiction story alternately told between past and present. If you like strong female leads capable of taking charge of their own lives and emotional tales of mistakes and redemption, you'll love At Week's End.
Anma is a Texas-based podcaster and writer who loves weaving stories that explore the complexities of love, human relationships. The rest of her days are spent pounding away at code as a web developer and happily sharing her life in Texas with her beloved sweetie and her furkids. You can find her online at AnmaNatsu.com and Facebook.
“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal
“A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….” – Entertainment Weekly
From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?